Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Another Great Point

I know I've referenced Whiter than Snow by Paul David Tripp more than once already, but I'm loving this book. After talking about how we respond to those who lovingly confront us about our sin and who we really are, he talks about how we should see ourselves. He talks about how we need the righteousness of Christ and the big grace that comes from God and he says this:
If the Bible's description is accurate, then God's grace is our only hope. Thank God that he has given us big grace! Each one of us needs grace that's not only big enough to forgive our sin, but also powerful enough to free us from the self-atoning prison of our own righteousness. We're not only held captive by our sin, but also by the delusion of our righteousness. Resting in God's grace isn't just about confessing your sin; it's about forsaking your righteousness as well.
Wow! Lord help me to to forsake my own righteousness and rely completely on the righteousness of Christ. For He alone can offer the righteousness that You require.

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